It’s probably my greatest album to date. I’m very proud of how it turned out; it only raises the bar higher for my future projects.
In this Q&A, we learn more about the artist and the album.
This interview has been edited.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name’s Wave Lord; people call me Wave for short. I got the nickname way back in high school when people said I was on my “own wave” because I never followed trends and was comfortable being the outcast that could hang.
How do you describe Life of a Rap Star?
It’s probably my greatest album to date. I put so much work into this one, from writing the lyrics to spending countless hours in the studio with Jordan Metro. I’m very proud of how it turned out; it only raises the bar for future projects.
Why did you choose Life of a Rap Star as the album title?
I was trying to think of a name for the album for a while, and then it hit me! I moved to Halifax in 2014 and have taken my music career seriously since 2015. Since then, I’ve grown year by year from a fish out of water nobody cared to know about to a big ass shark that makes fans jump, and rivals shut df up! I had a chip on my shoulder from then, and when I made the album, I felt like I was truly at a point where I’m showing people what it’s like to be a rap star.
What was the inspiration for the album? Is there a theme?
What is your favourite song to perform off the album, and why?
What’s next for Wave Lord?
I’m working on a lot of different things. We’re in the works of reviving a local hip-hop series, bringing back the battle rap scene and starting the reboot of the IBEX podcast. I’ve got a tour in the planning stages for spring and another EP slated for a springtime release, but that’s an entire marketing campaign away.